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'''Richard Edward Connell Jr.''' (October 17, 1893 – November 22, 1949) was an American author and journalist probably best remembered for his short story "The Most Dangerous Game" (1924). Connell was one of the most popular American short story writers of his time, and his stories were published in ''The Saturday Evening Post'' and ''Collier's'' magazines. He had equal success as a journalist and screenwriter, and was nominated for an 14th Academy Awards|Academy Award during 1942 for Academy Award for Best Story|best original story for the movie ''Meet John Doe''.
Birth nameRichard Edward Connnell Jr.
Birth date{{Birth date|1893|10|17}}
Birth placePoughkeepsie, New York
Death date{{death date and age|1949|11|22|1893|10|17}}
Death placePasadena, California
OccupationAuthor, journalist
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